Boston: Bates and Guild Company, 1900. Leather bound. One volume. Folio. English Household Furniture. Mainly designed by Chippendale, Sheraton, Adams, and others of the Georgian Period. One hundred plates, illustrating three hundred and forty-eight examples. Bound in three quarter black morocco between canvas boards, top edge gilt, spine in gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Large quarto. Picturesque America Or, The Land We Live In. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-fall, shores, canons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of our country. Illustrations on Steel and Wood by eminent artist.Bound in full dark brown morocco gilt and blind tooling to covers and spine, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt, decorative marbled endpaper.
London: Luther Burbank Society, 1914. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Luther Burbank Methods and Discoveries and Thier Practical Application.Illustrated with one hundred and five color photograph prints for use with these volumes. Limited in unspecified nember, inscribed/ signed on a special tipped-in sheet to donors. Bound in full brown leather of a Arts and Craft binding by Tiffany blind tooling to covers and spine of a peach tree, gilt title, top edge gilt, green canvas endpaper.Luther Burbank is one of the best known American Horticulturist which he developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants.
London: Privately Printed, 1900s. Leather_bound. Seventeen volumes. Octavo. A plainand literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments now entituled the book of the ARABIAN NIGHTS THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. THE SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS. With introduction explanatory notes on the manners and custom of moslem men and a terminal essay uponthe history of the night. The Teheran Edition is limited to one thousand numbered set which this is number 327, printed by the Burton Club Title for private subcribers only (John Frederick Steinhaeuser), title pages red and black text, illustrated frontipiece to each volumes with tissue guard.Bound in three quarter dark green morocco with canvas green boards, spine gilt in to five compartments between raised banding second and fourth compartments of red inlaid of the quarter moon and star with mosaic floral gilt decorations, gilt titles, top edge gilt, green marbled endpaper, A Handsome set.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900s. Full leather. Thirty-three volumes. Octavo. The Iroquois Edition of the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper is limited to one thousand copies and of which this is number 25. Illustrated frontispiece and title tissue guard to each volume, red and green title pages.The writings include Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, The Redskins, The Pioneer, The Spy, Homeward Bound, Red Rover, The Praire, The Pathfinder, etc.Elaborately bound in full brown crushed morocco, covers gilt with wide swirling frame featuring intracate scrolling foliate patterns and densely inlaid of red tulips to covers and spine, five compartments to spine between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, trimmed leather within gilt turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper. A Handsome binding.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dicken's. The Edition De Luxe is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 490. All plates richly illustrated with over 1000 plates on India paper, Christmas Carol is hand coloured. Volume one with autographed envelope signed by Dicken's addressed to his publisher also an autographed letter signed by John Forster (Dicken's closest friend and official biographer) the letter is to George Cattermole one of Dicken's illustrator.Bound in contemporary three quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt title, all edges marble with endpaper. A magnificent set of Dicken's works.
Edinburgh: Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1821. Full leather. Eighteen volumes. Octavo. Second Edition. The Works of John Dryden, with portrait illustrations and notes, historical, critical, explanatory and the life of the author by Sir. Walter Scott.Bound in full tan polished calf, triple gilt rule line to boards, spine gilt floral elements, maroon and green gilt title labels, all edges gilt, leather and gilt turn-ins, brown shade marbled endpaper.
London: H.S. NIchols, 1859. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. Celebrated Crimes. Translated by I.G. Burnham, illustrated with photogravures in two states, limited to one hundred copies which this is number seventeen. Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt floral decorations to spine, raised bands, maroon and brown gilt title labels, gilt turn-ins, decorative endpapers.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905. Leather bound. Twenty volumes complete. Quarto. The Iliad of Homer and the Odyssey of Homer, translated into verse by William Cullen Bryant. With the Divine Comedy of Dante Aligheri, translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Àeneid of Virgil translated by Christopher Pearse Cranch. The Faust a Tragedy by Goethe translated by Bayard Taylor.Illustrations are by the reown neoclassical artist John Flaxman which is in hand-coloured in two states to frontispiece other uncoloured of black and white to set.The Large Paper Edition is limited to six hundred and fifty copies which this is number 162.Handsomely bound in three quarter crushed green morocco (spine faded to a even brown) gilt title, spine gilt decoration of elaborate neo classical frame accent between raised banding, top edge gilt, green marbled endpaper.A fine and magnificent set.
London: 1923. Full leather. Five volumes. Octavo. Essay of Montaigne. Translated by Charles Cotton to which are added some account of the life of Montaigne, notes, a translation of all the letters known to be extant, and an enlarge index with portraits, edited by Willam Carew Hazlitt. Handsomely bound in full red morocco, covers with radiant green inlaid heraldic frame and gilt looping tendrils enclosing floral centerpiece decorations, triple gilt ruled line to corners, spine in six compartments with gilt decorations between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins.
London: Leadenhall Press, 1891. Full leather. One volume. Large folio. Cosway Binding. Exquisitely bound in full dark olive levant morocco by Riviere and Sons with an overall pattern of ivy leaves and stems extending over the covers in gilt, with eight large rectangular insert Cosway Miniatures of the Street Cries by C.B. Currie, four on each covers, each insert behind glass, spine in seven compartments also tooled with the ivy leaf motif, lettered in the second and fourth, boards dentelles, the rear with Miss Currie's stamp at lower center, red morie silk doublures and endsheets, top edge gilt; the whole housed in a scralet morocco pull - off case by Riviere. Illustrated throughout. The miniatures are identified by a calligraphic guide sheet, also taken from the Cries of London. They include "Primoses"; Fresh-Shelled Peas", "Chairs to Mend", "Milk Maids", on the front cover. The rear bears "Mackerel", "Sweet China Oranges", "Scissors to Grind", "Carrots and Turnips". Each measure 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches. Miss. Currie was Caroline Billin Currie, a rather enigmatic figure about whom very little is known biographically. This is an early, unumbered example of her work, which extends from 1912 to about 1940. Not only an extraordinarily impressive binding, this work is also a delightful item relating to London Street Cries, a genre in its own right.
London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Cmpany, 1897. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson The Embodiment Of The Sea Power Of Great Britain, containing particular account of his victories by sed and land voyages. Nineteen full page portraits and twenty-one maps and diagram plans.Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, top edge gilt , spine gilt decorations of ship anchor, and sail ship between raised banding, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
Paris: Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant, 1899. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Josèphine Impèratrice et Reine. Douze cents exemplaires sur papier vèlin des manufactures du marais mumèrotès a la presse 1200 no 560. Portrait illustrations. Bound in full green crushed morocco, heavy gilt decorations to covers and spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper. (Text is in French).
London: Heron Books, 1968. Leather_bound. Nine volumes. Octavo. The Collected Writings of William Somerset Maugham, illustrated by Graham Byfield. Title include The Narrow Corner, The Casuarina Tree, Ashenden, First Person Singular, Mrs Graddock, The Mixture as Before, Cakes and Ale, The Razor's Edge, Liza of Lambeth, On a Chinese Screen, Creatures of Circumstance.Bound recent in three quarter green morocco, gilt motif to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt.
Bath: S. Hazard, 1795. Full leather. two volumes. Octavo. The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the original arabic with explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators to which is prefixed a preliminary discourse. Illustrated with views of Temple of Mecca and diagram chart.Binding in full tan morocco, covers single rule gilt line, spine gilt motif decorations, green title label, raised bands, top edge gilt, leather turn-ins, marbled endpaper.
Full leather. Three volumes. Large quarto. Picturesque Europe. A delineation by pen and pencil of the natural features and the picturesque and historical places of Great Britian and the continent. Illustrated on steel and wood by European and American artist. Bound in full dark brown morocco, blind and gilt tooling to covers and spine, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt. decorative marbled endpaper.
Boston: Frederick J. Quinbyand Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. Courtiers and Favourities of Royalty by Various Author. The Petites Maisons Edition is limited to one hundred copies which this is number eone. Illustrarted through-out set.Handsomely bound in full wine morocco by Harcourt Binders, covers single gilt ruled line and with scrolling leaf patterns and olive green inlaid of floral biquets ot corners, spine gilt decoratons in compartments, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner cover of olive green leather and gilt wine morocco leather to corners. A beutiful collected set.
London: The Groiler Society, 1900s. Full leather. Fifteen volumes. Octavo. Days Of The Dandies. The Edition Magnifique is limited to twenty-six copies which this is lettered S, each volumes contains hand-colored frontispiece and at least two additional plates and illustrated with over 75 plates throughout set with title tissue guard.Bound handsomely in a contemporary gray morocco, covers and spine with sixteen red tudor inlaid morocco and with gilt brown and green shade inlaid of scrolling foliations leaves and a central crest to front covers, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, inner covers of green and gray morocco surrounding gilt floral sprays, green silk doublures, housed in a slipcases. The Groiler Society's Days Of The Dandies. these entertaining biographies of notable 20th -century English authors and personalities include Peg Woffington, Colley Cibber, Lady Montagu, Laurence Sterne, Horace Walpoe, Beau Hash, Nanny Burney, Mrs. Jordan, and Captain Gronow.
London: The Navarre Society Limited, 1925. Leather_bound. One volume. Octavo. The Complete Angler or the Contemplative man's Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major, with eight original etchings by Damman and seventy-four wood engravings, illustrated portrait frontispiece. Bound by Bayntun Binders in three quarter green mororro between cloth boards, spine gilt motif of fish tackle and bait, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. The Story-Life of George Washington. A life history in five hundred true stories selected from original sources and fitted together in order by Wayne Whipple. Reproductions of paintings, engravings and manuscripts. Bound in three quarter red calf, gilt motif to spine, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1948. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Second World War, by Winston Churchill. Titles include The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing The Ring, Triumph and Tragedy. Bound in three quarter red morocco between cloth boards, spine gilt decorations of lion and crown motif, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative marbled endppaper. Winston.